HC Deb 27 July 1988 vol 138 c311W
39. Mr. Michael Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many parents have exercised their right under the Education (Scotand) Act 1981 to choose which school their child attends.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Between 15 February 1982 and 31 July 1987 116,409 placing requests were made under the terms of the Education (Scotland) Act 1981, of which 109,213 (93.8) per cent, were granted.